My husband will be running the marathon on May 17, and we would like to go out for a good Italian meal the night before. We are staying at the Sheraton, but are willing to drive. Bonus points for good chocolate chip cookies (a pre-race tradition).
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers.